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Danlard Iddrisu, PhD

Personal Profile


Sunyani Technical University (STU)

P. O. Box 206, Sunyani, Bono Region


Telephone/Mobile: +233  ̶  (0)3520  ̶  27053/23278 (+233)  (0) 20 7243544


PhD. Computer Engineering, 2018-Date

MSc. Photonics, 2012-2014

BSc. Electrical Engineering, 2001-2005


Institutions of Study:

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, 2018-Date

University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, 2012-2014

University of Mines and Technology, 2001-2005


Current Teaching areas:

Industrial Electronics

Digital Computer Design 

Sensor Networks

Embedded Systems

Fault Diagnosis in Electrical Equipment & Power Systems


Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in 2005. After graduating from the KNUST, he worked as an assistant electrical engineer at the Electricity Company of Ghana (E.C.G). He was part of a team responsible for the maintenance of the protection and control systems of its countrywide network. While at E.C.G., he received training on the Teleflex MX at SebaKMT in Germany. The Teleflex MX is a microprocessor-controlled time-domain reflectometer used for locating underground electrical cable faults. He also completed training through a Ghana government-sponsored program on public lighting management under the auspices of Philips Lighting B.V. in the Netherlands. Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard completed a professional development training in Modern Power System Protection: Applications and Performance Analysis at the College of Engineering Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.

To advance his career, Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard joined MTN Ghana Limited, one of the leading telecommunications companies in Africa, as a Core Network Management Center Engineer, where he worked on fiber-optic networks, intelligent network switches, and base station controllers, amongst others. After a short stint at MTN Ghana Limited, he won a scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree in photonics at the University of Eastern Finland.

Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard joined the Sunyani Technical University (STU) as a lecturer in 2015. Over the years, he has taught courses at the Higher National Diploma (HND), Bachelor of Technology (BTech.), and Master of Technology (MTech) levels in the areas of electrical fault diagnosis in power systems, industrial electronics, power system planning and optimization,
digital computer design, embedded systems, sensor networks, optical communication, and others. He has collaborated with researchers at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts under the Erasmus Mundus mobility programme to advance technical education in Ghana and abroad and was Head of the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department at STU from 2018–2020.

Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard completed a PhD in Computer Engineering at KNUST. His research contributions have been published in prestigious international journals including the IEEE Sensors journal, Optical Fiber Technology, Optik: International Journal for Light and Electron, Optics, and the International Journal of Optics. He is a professional member of the Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) and the current patron of the students' chapter of the GhIE at STU. He has served as Chairman of the ICT Committee of the Sunyani Technical University.

Ing. Dr. Iddrisu Danlard has developed Occupational Standards (OS), Unit Specifications, and Learning Materials (LMs) for the Electronics Engineering Trade Area for the National Proficiency (NP) and HND levels. He is an external examiner for HND programmes for the Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTVET).

His research interests cover software design, C++ and Python programming applications, cloud computing, optical and quantum computing, metasurfaces and advanced materials, photonic sensors, optical communication, industrial electronics, as well as embedded and intelligent systems.

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